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This historical simulation game seeks to re-create much of what happened before, during and after the 1884-85 Berlin Conference. It was here, at the dawn of the 20th Century, that European powers carved up the African continent in order to plunder its natural resources, strengthen their military might and win national prestige. Little or no consideration went to Africa’s history, existing cultures, tribes, or religions.
Your students will be representing the European powers, which are all industrialized or industrializing. As such, their economies crave a wide range of raw materials – petroleum, coal, metals, agricultural goods, diamonds and gold, etc. But how can each country maximize its profit potential while avoiding war with its neighbors?
Each purchase includes a full game kit, complete with country profiles, game pieces and a custom-made game board. It is hoped that playing this game will increase students' understanding of the Berlin Conference, as well as the European Colonial Period and 20th Century African History.
Perfect as a standalone game or review activity!
MashAvz strives to create academic material that is intelligent, fun and appealing to the eye. We hope that our materials stoke your students' intellectual curiosity and love of the arts, while also instilling in them a great respect for the world's diversity.